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15 Facts About LGBT Parents

Facts1. Over 65,000 adopted children and 14,000 foster children in the U.S. are being raised in homes headed by non-heterosexual individuals or couples.

2. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the number of same-sex couples who have adopted children in the past decade more than tripled, from 6,477 couples in 2000, to 21,740 in 2009.  Continue reading

Fun Ways to Photograph Your Newborn’s First Days

newborn+photographs+3The first stage of parenthood is a time of great hope and excitement, and many parents seek out a professional photographer to help them capture the beauty of their newborn. If you’re looking for a photographer to document the newest addition to your family, have them consider these creative ideas from Photographer Central pro member Carolyn Fong.

Focus on your newborn’s size Continue reading

Parenting Your Infant

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Love to explore the world around them, so you have to make your home safe.
Have their own personalities, which may be different from their parents’.
Put new and stressful demands on parents, so parents may need to ask for help. Continue reading

Practical Strategies to Handle the Stress

newborn-baby-990691_960_720A newborn can bring a whirlwind of activity and excitement to your life — and plenty of stress and fatigue, too. Whether you’re a first-time parent or a veteran, consider 10 practical tips to keep stress under control.

1. Take care of yourself

Resist the urge to count caffeine as a major food group or a substitute for sleep. Continue reading

The Stages of Labor

d2563f5202e3a6c704801198253abf19If you are a gay couple or just a single gay that wished to use the program of gay surrogacy you need to know a little about lobor and its stages. We will give you the short and the most important information that can be useful or interesting for you. You need to know how your baby is born.

The first phase of labor is divided into three levels: latent, active, and transition. Continue reading

Challenges of Surrogacy

w320-335d16a753e32968c31a7e85c59b3247Surrogacy is not only the best way for having genetically related babies for gay men but also one of the most challenging ways. It is not only because of the costs involved, but because the practice is relatively new and constantly changing. Let’s start with the challenges that gay couples face when considering surrogacy:

Prejudice. Straight couples that Continue reading

Surrogate Mother for Gay Couple

article-2400371-1B6A2918000005DC-602_634x440Nawadays we can surely say that attitude towards gay male couples and individuals has changed grately. More and more surrogate mother want to help gays  to complete their families.

It has been claimed that gay intended parents are more willing to meet a surrogate’s often intense demands for an emotional bond, while the relationships can surge obstacles within the surrogate’s own family. Continue reading

Gay Male Surrogacy VS Adoption

slide_7All of us are dreaming of becoming parents. You know that in gay male couples there are two options for this – surrogacy or adoption. Gay surrogacy is the perfect variant for individuals that want to have biological children.

Why can gay surrogacy be better than adoption?

Surrogacy gives the opportunity to have  genetic connection to the child. Continue reading

Guide to choosing an Egg Donor for Gay Male Couple or Individual

6622110983aa6e131fe76962e331d93eNowadays the fast development of reproductive medicine gives the opportunity to all people to become parents regardless their sexual orientation. With the help of egg donation and surrogacy all gay male couples and individuals have the opportunity to have genetically  related babies.

If you want to use the program of surrogacy using egg donor you need to know a few things about egg donors. Continue reading

A Guide to choosing a Surrogate for Gay Couples

Gordon_Lake_and_husband_insert_courtesy_Gordon_LakeIf you decided to try gay surrogacy it is obligatory to find a surrogate mother. The choice you make is significant because it will influence your and your partner’s life.

It is not necessary whether you are going to use known for you surrogate mother or search for one there are a few questions to ask yourself.

The first thing is to review the Continue reading